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Subway performers

You'll be humming along the rest of the day.
Subway performers say the NYPD is trying to keep the newly opened stations busker-free.
"I really felt like these police were just targeting us, like they needed to write paperwork. It had nothing to do with protecting citizens or being righteous, that's for sure."
Subway performer Ramon Pena successfully argued with cops and MTA workers about being ejected from Grand Central this week.
"The world watches New York. This is not the message we want to send to the world."
A subway busker was arrested for loitering after a confrontation with an NYPD officer over whether or not he was allowed to be performing.
Members of BuskNY are tired of being arrested for an activity they know is legal under the MTA's guidelines, and gathered on the steps of City Hall today to call for it to stop.
Somewhere a psychiatrist just got the confidence to buy that beach house.
Two popular subway musicians have filed a lawsuit against the city, accusing an NYPD officer of threatening them when they tried to legally busk, and making a series of racist, homophobic comments on YouTube.
Cheaper than a night at the Met, and less smelly (and intoxicated) than the Elmos of Times Square, buskers in the subway break the banality of our subterranean existence.
The winners for the annual Music Under New York competition have been announced—here's a look at some of the performers you'll be seeing in subway stations this year.
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